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Software for mechanical design and simulation

View demo videos of Inventor® and Inventor® Professional 3D CAD modeling software. Learn about features for advanced mechanical engineering design, finite element analysis, motion simulation, data management, routed system and mold design, as well as enhanced CAD collaboration.

 

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Engineering design productivity

  • New

    AnyCAD

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Collaborate with AnyCAD file interoperability. (video: 1:55 min.)

  • New

    Sheet metal design

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Use a 3D model to simplify sheet metal design. (video: 1:42min.)

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    Assembly design and ease of assembly

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Control and manage assembly design data. (video: 1:37 min.)

  • New

    Plastic part design

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Combine Inventor and Alias for plastic part design. (video: 1:33 min.)

  • New

    Tooling and mold design

    INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Create and validate complete mold designs. (video: 1:27 min.)

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    Free-form modeling shape creation

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Combine free-form and parametric modeling workflows. (video: 2:01 min.)

  • Layout and system design

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Use parametric sketch tools for design evaluation. (video: 1:34 min.)

  • Rules-based design

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    iLogic and iCopy save assembly design time. (video: 2:06 min.)

  • Harness and cable design

    INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Keep electrical intent throughout the cable design. (video: 1:59 min.)

  • Tube and pipe design

    INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Accelerate design of tubes, pipes, and hoses. (video: 1:21 min.)

  • Inventor apps on Autodesk Exchange

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Extend your design capabilities. (video: 30 sec.)

  • Large assembly design (enhanced)

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Accelerate performance with Express Mode. (video: 1:20 min.) 

  • Sketch constraint control

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Relax Mode simplifies working with constraints. (video: 1:30 min.)

  • Customizable Inventor Home

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Easily access common tasks. (video: 1:37 min.)

  • Tutorial learning and search

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Access tutorials and search with one click. (video: 1:39 min.)

CAD file conversion & compatibility

  • BIM compatibility

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Streamline work with building professionals. (video: 1:37 min.)

  • CAD file conversion and data exchange

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Read and write files from other CAD applications. (video: 1:36 min.)

  • AutoCAD integration and DWG compatibility

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    DWG™ compatibility enables easier sharing. (video: 1:47 min.)

  • Extend value with Maintenance Subscription

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL, WITH SUBSCRIPTION

    Get upgrades, flexibility, and support.

  • Edit geometry directly

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Easily manipulate native or imported geometry. (video: 1:32 min.)

CAD rendering & design documentation

  • Manufacturing and design documentation

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Generate documentation from digital prototypes. (video: 2:05 min.)

  • Data management

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Use in-product Vault for data management.

  • CAD rendering and visualization tools

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Improve design communication with clear visuals. (video: 1:17 min.)

Integrated CAD simulation

  • New

    Integrated motion simulation

    INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Simulate designs to improve decision making. (video: 1:28 min.)

  • Ease of use: Inventor simulation

    INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Optimize and validate product performance. 

  • Integrated finite element analysis

    INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Use analysis features to predict stress.

  • Sustainable design

    INVENTOR, INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL

    Use Eco Materials Adviser to assess performance. (video: 1:06 min.)